Mansion built in 1845
RISING, on the site of the earlier property.
Coursed flint with red brick dressings, which is
rendered to the south facade. The roof is clad with Cumberland slate. The south front is of three storeys in three
bays, with additional bays right and left set back from the main front line. The main door is set behind a Tuscan
Order porch, which is a rare thing. There are two unfluted columns. No frieze in the entablature. Projecting hood
with modillions. The roof is gabled and has a central flat. Internal gable-end stacks east and west and a third
off-set to the west of centre. The side bays are of one bay in two storeys under hipped slate roofs. the rear
(north) elevation has no render. The west extension has an offshut under a lean-to roof clad with corrogated
asbestos. On the parapet line is a brick chimney stack right of centre. The east extension also has an outshut,
this time glazed and under a lean-to clad with corrugated plastic sheeting.
Attached to the east is a very early 20th century
two-storey extension. It is of red brick laid in Flemish bond under a gabled roof clad in Welsh slate. This roof is
hipped to the east end. The south side has an oversialing first floor supported on square-section timber
The plan is an old type (i.e. 17th century),
modified to suit a more modest house than those for which the double-pile was intended. There is a central
longitudinal passage between the two pile. At Horsey the rear pile is formed only of the main
Families Who Lived at The
1803 Robert RISING of
Martham, purchased Horsey Estate.
1831 Robert RISING is
described as living in a "neat house" at Horsey
1841 Robert RISING Snr.
dies, aged 72
1844-45 Robert RISING Jnr. rebuilds Horsey
Hall on a larger scale
1850 Robert RISING makes
other improvements to the Estate
1854 Robert RISING, M.A.
and J.P. married to Elizabeth and bringing up their children at Horsey
1862 Mary RISING dies, aged
1880 Robert RISING's son,
Capt. Charles Compton RISING, having been dismissed from the Navy, is living in a cottage in the
1885 Robert RISING dies.
Sale of house contents at the Hall. The son, Charles, has been disinherited, and the estate put into the hands of
1890 Charles's wife Catherine
Ursula dies - Charles lives at the Hall until 1896
1894 Estate bought by
Viscount Massereene and Ferrard, who did not live here. Their agent, A.F. Wynne, let the Hall and Estate to Harold
HARMSWORTH, newspaper baron, member of Lord Rothmere's family.
1896 - 1900 HARMSWORTH sublet the
hall to journalist friend Mayson M. BEETON
1903 Harold HARMSWORTH and
family lived at Hall. During this time they extended the Hall with an East Wing so that they could bring their
1911 Lord and Lady LUCAS
& DINGWALL living at the Hall
1912 Dowager Lady Massereene and
Ferrard had the present Mill built.
1915 - 1922 Robert N. HALFHEAD renting
the Estate and living at the Hall.
1922 Lady LUCAS &
DINGWALL has bought the Estate. Robert N. HALFHEAD still living at the Hall
1925 Lady LUCAS resident in
Horsey at the Hall
1929 Lady LUCAS sold the
Estate to Major Anthony BUXTON
1930 The Hall rented to
Lady HILTON, (wife of Robert SCOTT of the Antartic)
1931 Major Anthony BUXTON,
wife and family resident at the Hall
1948 The Estate bequeathed
to the NATIONAL TRUST
1958 John BUXTON, Major
BUXTON's son, living at the Hall and running the Estate.
1970 Major BUXTON dies,
In recent years, John BUXTON's son, Robin, runs the